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About Us

The Journey of Adichunchanagiri University

Nestled amidst the verdant landscapes of Karnataka, India, Adichunchanagiri University (ACU) stands as a luminous beacon of knowledge. Established in 2017, ACU transcends the boundaries of a mere academic institution; it embodies a spirit of transformation and continuous progress.

This multidisciplinary private university owes its genesis to the profound vision of the revered Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji, the 71st Pontiff of Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math. Inspired by a noble dream, he envisioned a dynamic learning hub that fosters not only intellectual growth but also equips students with valuable skills.  Equally important, ACU strives to preserve India’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage, ensuring a holistic educational experience.

This visionary dream found its beginnings in 1973 with the establishment of schools and colleges, particularly in rural areas. This pioneering effort ensured that education became accessible to all, regardless of their social or economic background. This commitment to educational equity continues to be a cornerstone of ACU’s philosophy, with the current leader, the Honourable Chancellor Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji, the 72nd Pontiff, playing a pivotal role in uplifting underserved communities. ACU aspires to be a torchbearer for accessible, high-quality education, empowering every student with the potential to excel and reach their full potential.

The sprawling 67-acre campus at BG Nagara exemplifies ACU’s dedication to fostering holistic learning and personal development. Situated just outside the bustling city of Bangalore on National Highway No. 75, the campus beautifully blends state-of-the-art infrastructure with a landscape teeming with lush greenery. This unique environment fosters a vibrant academic community where students can not only excel in their chosen fields but also forge lasting connections with peers and faculty.

Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye

“सा विद्या या विमुक्तये”

“Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye – that which liberates is Knowledge”

The heraldic design of the logo brings out the heritage look and feel of Adichunchanagiri. The teachings from our past, nature, and surroundings that have evolved through generations are being taught here to the next generation in a disciplined way from an institution with a rich traditional foundation.

The maroon and purple colors give the logo a royal touch while distinguishing it clearly from the many shades of clichéd blue that are generally associated with education. These colors also symbolize courage, power, nobility, luxury, and ambition.

The purple colour of the logo is inspired by a shade of purple spotted on a peacock by the University Chancellor Jagadguru Sri. Sri. Sri. Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji. It is also a colour associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

The globe icon used within the shield symbolizes global standards of education, with India as part of the map strategically fitting within the ‘U’ as though it is being highlighted, as it is today an education destination for students from all over the world.

Adichunchanagiri University (ACU)

Our Vision & Mission


Envisioning a Future of Excellence and Impact
Education for all with Value Systems of Empathy, Enrichment, Equity, Excellence, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Enlightenment to Serve the Society.


Empowering Change through Education, Research, and Community Involvement
  • Education to all for Self Reliance, Socio-Economic Change to develop an Inclusive Society with Shared Opportunities & Responsibilities
  • Empathy towards the Less Fortunate, the Sick, the Suffering & the Disabled
  • Enrichment to acquire Abundant Knowledge, Requisite Skills & Appropriate Attitude
  • Excellence for Quality Assurance, Enhancement & Sustenance in Academics and research to produce Graduates of Global Standards
  • Equity for Fairness & Social Justice by providing Equal Opportunities
  • Empowerment of Graduates to become Intuitive, Innovative & Inventive
  • Entrepreneurship is a concept or idea involving the product or service to be delivered or a new technology to be developed
  • Enlightenment to attain Wisdom & Virtues in Life to think beyond Self

Our Philosophy

  • ACU champions a holistic approach to education. We believe that true learning extends beyond the confines of textbooks and classrooms. It encompasses the development of the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Mind: Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to learn and adapt throughout life. We equip students with the intellectual tools to navigate an increasingly complex world of information and technology.
  • Body: We promote physical and mental well-being through a focus on healthy lifestyle choices, physical education, and mindfulness practices.
  • Spirit: ACU recognizes the importance of ethical and spiritual development. We foster a culture of empathy, compassion, and social responsibility, encouraging students to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

ACU's Principle

  • Integrity: Academic honesty, ethical conduct, and a strong moral compass are fundamental to our educational philosophy. We believe that integrity is essential for building trust within the learning community and fostering responsible leaders.
  • Inclusivity: ACU welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We create an inclusive learning environment that respects and celebrates differences.
  • Innovation: We encourage critical thinking, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of new ideas. ACU provides a platform for students and faculty to explore new frontiers of knowledge and contribute meaningfully to society.

Key Of Success

ACU’s success hinges on two pillars: continuous learning and community engagement.

Continuous Learning: We believe that learning is a lifelong journey. We encourage a culture of intellectual curiosity and self-discovery. This includes fostering a learning environment where students are actively engaged, ask questions, and take ownership of their learning process. Faculty members at ACU are also dedicated to ongoing professional development, ensuring they remain at the forefront of their respective fields

Community Engagement: ACU recognizes itself as an integral part of a larger community. We actively engage with local, national, and international communities through various initiatives.

Academic Spotlight

Discover a world of knowledge and opportunities with our extensive educational programs. We are committed to providing a comprehensive learning experience that caters to a wide range of interests and career goals. Here are some key highlights of our offerings:
Interdisciplinary options
Value Added Courses

Medical Science

Become a beacon of hope and a champion for human health. At ACU’s Medical Science programs, you’ll delve into the intricacies of the human body, unraveling the mysteries of disease and forging a path towards a healthier tomorrow.


Design a world brimming with innovation. ACU’s Engineering programs hone your technical expertise and ignite your creativity, transforming you into the architect of a better future.


Answer the call to serve with a gentle touch and a compassionate heart. ACU’s Nursing programs cultivate exceptional healthcare professionals, nurturing your dedication to patient well-being and equipping you with the skills to make a difference.


Unleash the power of pharmaceuticals. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of drug development, formulation, and dispensation at ACU’s Pharmacy programs. Gain the knowledge to shape a healthier future, one prescription at a time.


Become a leader in the dynamic world of commerce. ACU’s Commerce programs equip you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the ever-changing tides of business, empowering you to chart your own course to success.


Shape the future of organizations. ACU’s Management programs foster visionary leaders, honing your expertise in marketing, finance, human resource management, and more. Develop the skills to inspire and guide teams towards achieving excellence.


Become the architect of a brighter tomorrow. ACU’s Teacher Education programs cultivate passionate educators, equipping you with the tools and knowledge to inspire and empower the next generation.

Natural Sciences

Unravel the mysteries of the natural world. Embark on a captivating journey of discovery with ACU’s Natural Science programs. Develop the tools to explore the wonders of the natural world and delve into its fascinating complexities.

Striving for Global Impact

ACU is committed to maintaining the highest standards in education through:

Progressive Curriculum

The curriculum is updated regularly to incorporate the latest advancements in each field, ensuring that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the globalized workplace.

Robust Research Initiatives

ACU actively encourages faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge research to expand the boundaries of knowledge and tackle critical global societal challenges.

International Collaborations

ACU fosters strong partnerships with universities and research institutions worldwide, facilitating the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practices, and preparing students to thrive as global citizens in an interconnected world.

Nurturing Excellence, Igniting Innovation

This diverse and dedicated team cultivates an engaging learning environment, aiming not only to impart knowledge but also to promote critical thinking, effective communication, and a growth mindset.
Faculty Members
Adjunct/Visiting Faculty
Non-teaching Staff Members

Uplift the Underprivileged

Uplift the Underprivileged

We are committed to providing accessible and affordable education, especially to students from underserved communities, ensuring they have the resources and opportunities to succeed.

Promote Educational Excellence

Promote Educational Excellence

We continuously strive to enhance the quality of our academic programs and research initiatives, ensuring our students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in their chosen fields.

Empower Every Student

Empower Every Student

We believe that every student has the potential to achieve great things. ACU strives to provide a supportive and enriching environment that fosters individual growth and unleashes the potential within each student.